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GEM OF THE PEAK ;
MATLOCK BATH AND ITS VICINITY.
TO CHATSWORTH, HADDON, MONSAL DALE, DOVE DALE,
BUXTON AND CASTLETON,
HISTORICAL AND GEOLOGICAL;
BRIEF REVIEW OF THE GEOLOGY OF DERBYSHIRE;
CATALOGUE OF MINERALS AND ROCKS,
OF THE FLORA OF THE HIGH AND LOW PEAK,
BY W. ADAM,
“ That picturesque and interesting portion of our island, the Peak of Derbyshire, has long been an
LONGMAN & co., PASTERNOSTER ROW ;
ASHBORNE; AND DEARDEN, NOTTINGHAM.
THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE.
MY LORD DUKE,
A work professing to describe the beautiful mountain scenery of the Peak with its magnificent Caves,—the remarkable position and singular prosperity of Buxton,—the romantic beauties of Matlock Bath,—the ancient and attractive remains of Haddon Hall—and your Grace's splendid “ Palace of the Peak” with its enrichments in Art and Science-can only with propriety be dedicated to your Grace; as all these, which form the chief and distinguishing features of the County, have received an accession of beauty and interest from the liberality, good taste and munificence of your Grace, and your Grace's Noble Ancestors. These consi. derations, as well as a deep feeling of gratitude for the great kindness with which your Grace has been pleased to favor me in the position which I hold at Matlock, induced me to solicit your Grace to Patronize the Work; and I can never forget the condescending manner in which that permission was granted, and trust, that on its perusal, it will be found that your Grace's patronage has not been misplaced.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
and obedient Servant,
April 14, 1838.